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20t«CENTtJRY 

CATALOGUE 






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STRAWBERRIES 

\nd How io GrowThem 
E.W.Townsend & Son 

SALISBURY. MARYLAND 



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OUR OCTOBER MESSAGE 

EVER before have our customers been so prosperous as the past 
season. Again strawberries have led all other crops as a real 
money-maker. Thousands of our customers came back with their 
orders in 1920, and resumed their strawberry planting. Hun- 
dreds have told us of their grand success in growing strawberries. 
For twenty years we have been growing strawberries for market, 
outside our Nursery business, and we have found strawberries 
the best paying crop— not once in a while— but strawberries have never fail- 
ed to be our best money crop. 

As we see it strawberry growing is still in its infancy. Never was the 
future so bright as now for the strawberry growers of America. Prohibition 
has created an enormous demand for fruit juices for Soda Fountain and oth- 
er purposes. Millions of gallons will be used annually for this purpose; 
canning and preserving strawberries as a commercial proposition is fast be- 
coming more important. Large establishments are being built up all over 
the country wherever strawberries are grown in sufficient quantities to war- 
rant the expense to care for the Juice, Preserving, Jelly and Canning of 
Strawberries. These people are willing to contract at very high prices a 
year in advance for their supplies. Not only this, but the city markets are 
improving every year and higher prices than ever are being paid for all kinds 
of fruit. Our advice again is to plant all the strawberries you can properly 
care for, and to plant the varieties that will yield the heaviest of the finest 
quality fruit. 

We are now offering varieties that will produce more than three times 
the amount ot fruit of some of the old standard varieties, and fruit that is 
by far better quality and will bring double the price on the market. Such 
varieties are Premier, Ford, Dr. Burrill, Howard 17, Townsend's Big Late, 
Worlds Wonder, etc. 

We again head our list of standard varieties with Premier, and as we 
stated in our 1920 book, we believe that Premier is the greatest variety ever 
produced. Ford and Premier work together like a pair of twins. In qual- 
ity and appearance they are the same. Ford bemg ten days later than 
Premier. This pair gives you more than four weeks of the finest berries. 
A trade is easily built up when such varieties as Premier and Ford are to be 
had. You start furnishing the trade with Premier and Ford comes right 
along and holds the trade until the last. Our own profits were around 
^3,000 per acre this season from these two varieties. We can not recom- 
mend them too strongly. Have been tested trom California to Maine. 

As to Everbearing— Lucky Boy is still the choice of hundreds of our 
customers. Not only a big sweet juicy everbearer, but one of the very best 
early June croppers. Size and quality fully equals Chesapeake and more 
productive. No such thing as failure with the crop when Lucky Boy is 
grown. Progressive continues to be the leader as an everbearer throughout 
the South, and as a family garden variety, easy to grow and a sure summer 
and fall cropper. Nothing gives more pleasure than a few hundred Pro- 
gressive plants in a home garden, and besides this, enormous profits are be- 
ing made from the sale of Progressive berries; always a demand at good 
prices. Some of our neighbors are making right now more than ^100.00 
per week from a small bed of Progressives. 

Again we have grown on our Eastern Sho' Farms one of the finest 
crops of plants. We have had plenty of rain from time plants were set 
until the crop was grown. This means a heavy long rooted plant and that 
the quality will be equal in every way to the very best plants it is possible to 
*grow. We have made our prices just as low as we can possibly make them 
and furnish the grade of plants we do, and give the service We try to give. 



^ PREMIER (Kellogg's Premier)— Per. 

The money making king of all early varieties. If there has ever 
been a strawberry originated without a fault it is the Premier. We 
have grown it five years on our own farms and have never found a 
berry to equal it. The Premier is surely in a class to itself. It is a 
universal variety. We have sold plants in every nook and corner of 
the U. S. and have never received a complaint. But everyone who 
have seen the plants growing and fruiting agree with us that they 
have never seen its equal. 

We describe it is follows : It is a strong polinizer, strong vigor- 
ous grower, and a heavy producer of extra large bright red berries 
of the most delicious flavor, solid red to the center. Hundreds of 
people who have visited our farms and seen and tasted the fruit have 
stated that it was the most perfect berry they had ever seen or tast- 
ed. A berry with the qualities of the Premier, can not but help pro- 
ducing the results required. Therefore as a money maker it has no 
equal. Premier produced for us this year (1920) on our own farms 
at the rate of more than .$.3,000 per acre. One of our neighbors sold 
for more than $2. .500 on three-quarters of an acre of Premier. And 
reports of $1,500 to .$2,000 per acre are very common. Premier is a 
prize winner everywhere. And brings the top market price both at 
the loading stations and in the markets. Will equal the Klondyke 
or any other long distance shipper, as a shipping variety. And when it 
is once sold on your local markets you will find it hard to sell any 
other. Begins to fruit with the early varieties and continues until 
the season is well over for the late sorts. We sold our first plants 
in the South two years ago, and in every section where we had sold 
plants there we were swamped with orders the past season. There 
has never been enough plants to supply the demand, and won't be for 
several years to come. We sold every plant from our nursery beds 
last season at $10.00 per 1000, and had to return thousands of dol- 
lars for Premier orders. We set 200,000 Premier plants last spring 
for plants this season, and do not expect to be able to fill our orders 
again this season. We have also set a large acreage for fruit, as we 
find the fruit much more profitable than the plants. Even at $10.00 
per 1000, we lost over $1000 per acre last season by selling plants. 
Our Premier berries netted us $9.00 per 32-quart crate which was 
about $1.00 per crate more than any other variety. 

Xo matter in what section of the country you are situated we 
urge you to grow Premier, for your main crop of berries, and place 
your order early. 

DR. BURRILL (per). The Million Dollar Strawberry. 

Dr. Burrill is early to mid-season, and is our next favorite va- 
riety to Premier. We have grown and shipped both plants and fruit 
of the Dr. BurrilU for several years; getting our stock from the in- 
troducer. It has always been a paying variety for us. It is a strong 
hardy grower on any soil and a berry that should not be overlooked 
by the new beginners. We describe it as follows: Fruit large to 
extra large in the beginning, decreasing in size as the season ad- 
vances ; color dark red through to center, with excellent flavor, and 
considered to be among the very best table varieties. Is wonderful 
productive and a good one to plant with such varieties as Haverland, 
Dr. Burrill and Sen. Dunlap. Is very closely related and indeed it 
would take an expert to distinguish between the two. However, we 
are assured it is a seedling of the Crescent and the Dunlap. One of 
our very best sellers, and you won't go wrong on planting. We have 
about five milli on plants this s eason of Dr. Burrill. 

COPYRIGHTED 1921 BY E. W. TOWNSEND & SON 



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No, Not A Bundle: Just One PREMIER f'lant. Note the extra crovns and 
long fibrous roots. 



We Have A Large Stock of Plants, But Adviss Placing 
Your Order Early To Save Disappointment 



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y FORD (Per) 




Ford is mid-season to 
Inte. An ideal and univer- 
sal variety. We offered 
Ford for the first time 
about six years ago, and 
stated that it would be- 
come as well known in a 
I few years as it's name- 
sake, the Ford Car. We 
have not lost our bet. The 
Ford is almost a second 
Premier. About the only 
difference is the Ford Ls a 
week later in ripening. 
Ford is exceedingly pro- 
ductive of large, bright red 
berries, red to center, and 
with very best flavor. Is 
firm enough to be a good 
shipper and to be grown 
anywhere. A strong, heal- 
thy plant maker, large 

blossoms whi.-h are very 

ri h with pollen. We seldom 

have enough i ord planes .0 supply the demand. Last season return- 
ed more than 100 orders for Ford plants, and some of our customers 
have had heir orders booked for months in advance for their 1921 
supply. We can not urge you too strong to get your order in early 
this sea-son. 

Mr, Haskel, of New York State, writes us as follows: "Have 
been growing berries for over 30 years ; your Ford plants have pro- 
duced the finest berries I have ever grown. I consider this the grand- 
est variety I have ever tested. Shall grow no other late variety but 
Ford . 

A Penna. grower writes: I thought Chesapeake would never 
be surpassed for quality, but Ford goes them one better. Plants are 
so mu«h more hardy and productive. Will discontinue Chesapeake 
and grow only Ford. 

Mr. Davis, of N. .J., writes: Ford has done more than you 
claimed. It is more than a Ford. IT IS A PACKARD. Finest 
berry I ever saw or tasted. Grown a fine crop on very poor land 
with very little manure. Planting nothing else this year. 



FORD. A Popular Variety Every where. 



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WORLDS WONDER 



WORLD'S WONDER (Per) 

One of the very latest, and the largest berry gi'own. For past 
five years we have been selling Worlds Wonder plants. Have tested 
it for more than ten years. In size we have never seen its equal. 
In fact, as many of our customers write us, it looks more like apples 
than strawberries in size. Wherever Worlds Wonder has been plant- 
ed it has become the great favorite as a show berry. Has a most 
pleasant taste ; one of the very hardy growers, and few equal it in 
production. We have never had anythnig but praise come back and 
every year our sales more than double. Which speaks louder than 
anything w^e could say. 

We just add, if you want to grow some of the King berries in 
your locality, plant some Worlds Wonder plants. We have made 
the offer to give $10 in Gold to any grower who would send us a plant 
that would bear a larger berry than Worlds Wonder, and still hold 
the offer open. 

JERSEY GIANT—Early (Per) 

On the request of a number of our customers we had added this 
variety to our list. We understand that this variety originated in 
N. J., and is one of the popular sorts there. We find it a good 
plant-maker, and when visiting one of our customers last spring 
found the plants loaded with high quality fruit. Size, medium to 
large, bright, firm good quality berries. While we thinkk that such 
varieties as Premier are considerable more profitable in most sec- 
tons, it may be a profitable berry on certain soils. 



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^EARLY JERSEY GIANT— Van Fleet Int (Per) 

A very large, medium-early berry of the highest quality ; has a 
large gre^n showy calx, extra large plants that hold the fruit well off 
the ground. Until the arrival of Premier we considered this our best 
early variety. Is a great favorite in N. J., and a money maker. 
Seems to do well on most soils and recommended by the leading nur- 
serymen. Firm enough for Northern latitudes, not recommended for 
the South. 

BUSHEL BASKET (Per) 

This variety has had an unusual name. We secured some plants 
In 1920 from the introducer, Mr. Katkamier. of N. T. State. We 
havn seen no fruit but the growth of the plants fully live up to the 
description and name which he gives. Is without doubt the largest 
plant we have ever grown, and we are looking forward to see some 
fine large berries. The introducer offers $1,000 in Gold for 100 plants 
of any new strawberry that has the money making qualities of the 
Bushel Basket strawberry. This is a pretty good offer and one we 
should all go after. We advise testing this variety at once, and that 
you place order at once. . 

MATTHEWS EARLY (Per) 

We had thought the Matthews was about done, but find we have 
another thought coming. Mathews is not a good variety everywhere. 
We do not recommend it for light soils, but on heavy soil where an 
early variety is wanted, it meets the requirements, a fine plant maker 
with fruit that resembles Klondyke. 



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EARLY OZARK (Per) 

As an extra early market variety Early Ozark stands very near 
the top. Plants are very large bushy and is exceedingly produetive 
of extra large dark red berries that are just as red to the center. 
We have received some of the most remarkable reports from this va- 
O'iety. Where there is any notion to plant Excelsior, Early Ozark 
should always be used instead. We discontinued the growing of 
Excelsior years ago on this account — it was so much better in every 
way and just as early . 

,— TOWNSEND'S BIG LATE (Imp) 



This is a variety that has been thoroughly tested for years, and 
is the running mate with Ford. Is a female or imperfect variety^f- 
Big Late differs from all other varieties, both in plants and fruit. 
Plants are tall and robust and each plant is surrounded with the 
large bright red shiny fruit that looks like it had been polished. Is 
firm, and of the very highest aromatic flavor and has won on every 
point of perfection that go to make up the strawberry. We have 
kept Big Late in the pantry for several days without showing a sign 
of deterioration. Whenever placed on the market has always brought 
top-notch prices. Under ordinary culture it will easily yield at the 
rate of one quart per plant. And with high culture will double this 
quantity. Don't fail to set some of Big Late by the side of Ford 
and you will have a pair of winners. We expect to grow a large 
plot ourselves for fruit the coming year. Season medium late. 



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Mr. M. B. Halstead. Trnmbnll Co., Ohio, and his beaatifn] plot of 
Worlds Wonder. 



TWILLEY (Per) 

We have been growing Twilley for a number of years and con- 
sider it one of the best early varieties. Has nothing but good quali- 
ties. A vigorous grower on any soil, berries long and pointed, a rich 
red color to center ; size, medium to large with an exrcellent flavor, 
and one of the very best shippers. Our Southern customers as far 
down as Florida are finding the Twilley a great money maker, and 
we recommend it especially in the South where a good firm berry is 
most desired. . 

' CAMPBELLS EARLY (Per) 

Not as good as Premier, but a good early variety and one that 
pays well ; a good hardy grower of rich dark red berries ; very firm 
and good quality. 



If it's Ever Bearing Strawberries, LUCKY BOY is the Climax. 
Bigger, Sweeter and more productive. Fruits a big crop the first 
year, and a bigger crop the second year. A Townsend introduction. 



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TOWNSEND'S MISSIONARY. See description below. 

MISSIONARY— Townsend's (Per) 

Missioary heads the list of all extra early Southern Tarieties. 
Since 1906 Missionary has been growing more popular every year, 
not only in the South, but in the great strawberry sections every- 
where. It is truly a universal variety, and a money maker every- 
where, and today is one of the most popular varieties on the markets. 
It is the Townsend Missionary that you see on the fruit stands in mid- 
winter selling for $1.00 and up per quart. It is the same Townsend 
Missionary that you see on the fruit stands late in the .spring or early 
summer, bringing fancy prices, that are being grown in the most Nor- 
thren states. Some of the finest berries I ever saw were Missionary 
berries on a fruit stand in Boston, July 1st, grown in the Cape Cod 
section. Townsend's Missionary is an ideal berry for the new begin- 
ner to start with. Is one of the easiest berries ever grown. If you 
want to grow prize winners, grow them in hills the Townsend way. 
If you are not so particular about the large size, just set the plants, 
give them a little attention and a litle manure and you can grow a 
bumper crop of medium size berries with little expense. 

For fifteen years we have been growing an increased acreage of 
Townsend's Missionary every year and the demand has increased ev- 
ery year with the supply. Some of the largest strawberry sections in 
the world, like Marion Station, Md., grow more than 75 per cent. 
Missionary. Again we have grown Millions of these plants on our 
new ground farms and hope to be able to supply the demand. 

It will pay you to send us the order for Townsend's Missionary, 
as we specialize in this variety, having introduced it year 1906, and 
have taken great pride in the variety and have kept it fully bred up to 
the standard all this time. And today our plants are even more pro- 
ductive than when we first sent them out. Some growers have sent 
out worthless varieties labeled Missionary. If you want the GEN- 
UINE MISSIONARY, send the order to TOWNSEND. 



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KLONDYKE (Per) 

The leading market variety for second early in all Southern 
states. While not so productive as some varieties, Klondyke has 
the shipping qualities, which go to make up an deal Southern com- 
mercial variety. The plants are always vigorous and healthy and 
do well on most soils. In the fifteen years we have been growing 
Klondyke we have built up one of the most productive strains of 
Klondyke plants, and according to our many letters received from 
our customers the Townsend strain of Klondyke yields from two to 
three times as much as the ordinary Klondyke plants do that are taken 
from the middles of the rows on commercial plantings year ' after 
year. One Texas grower wrote us that our plants were cheaper at 
$10.00 thun the ordinary Klondykes as a gift. 

Another grower from Xorth Florida says ''our growers have tried 
all kinds of Klondyke plants, but they get much better crops from 
Townsend's plants, that is the reason our orders are running so 
heavy". 

An Illinois man wrote us last spring: "Send us 10.0000 more 
Klondyke plants. We purchased Klondyke from you several years 
ago and they produced more fruit than I ever saw on Klondyke be- 
fore or since. We can buy them here for about half whatt you ask, 
but we believe yours are the cheaper plants. 

A grower from Alabama told us that he received more than twice 
as many crates per acre from Towusend's Klondyke as from Home 
Grown and Tenn. plants. 

That we have been furnishing the largest Associations in the 
country year after year with our Klondyke plants, when they have 
millions of their own growing, seems proof enough that buying Town- 
send's plants pays. We have something like ten million Klondyke 
this season, mostly on new land just cleared from the brush, and 
shall be pleased to quote you our very best prices on your wants. 
We can usually dig our Klondyke plants any time during the Win- 
ter months, when they are needed for Southern planting. 

^ SUCCESS (Per) 

Success has been grown for a long time, and is still popular in 
the Northern States: not profitable in the South. Is wonderful show 
berry when fresh picked and one that brings big money on a local 
market; not recommended for long shipping distance. 



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SENATOR DUNLAP (Per) 



In a straw vote a few years ago Dunlap easily won over all oth- 
ers as the most popular strawberry. We do not recommend it for 
the South, but elsewhere it is indeed a great money maker and a 
good all purpose variety. Easy to grow, just the thing for the be- 
ginner. Will grow a full bed of plants on very poor soil and with 
very little manure. Is considered one of the very best for home use 
and canning. And in the North is considered one of the very best sec- 
od early for market purpose. Exceedigly productive, plants small, 
but have long roots that make it a sure cropper and great drougth 
re.sister. We have a wonderful productive strain of Dunlaps that 
never fail to please. And our prices are very low considering the 
quality of our plants. 



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> HAVERLAND (Per) 

A very popular standard variety, fruit medium to large, color 
' light red, firm and ordinary quality. When set with Dunlap they us- 
ually make a good pair. Not recommended for Southern commerc- 
ial use. 

GLEN MARY (Per) 

One of the old popular sorts for New England and most sections 
of the North . Does not do so well in the Easts or South . Is of good 
size and exceedingly productive of rich colred berries, quality ordin- 
ary. We have many customers who will plant nothing else as a mid- 
season variety. 

PARSONS BEAUTY (Per) 

One of the most productive varieties on the market in a mid- 
season berry. Large size and an excellent variety for the North or 
canning purposes. Not a good shipping variety from the South. 
When picked fresh from the vines is among the very best table ber- 
ries . 

NIC OHMER (Per) 

A medium late variety that has its greatest popularity in the 
West. Is an old favorite on the Pacific Coast and most of our plants 
go there. Size medium to large with very high quality. Makes a 
great number of medium size plants that are given to rust in damp 
land in the East. To those who wish this variety we have a good 
stock of the old strain. 

^ IMP. NIC OHMER (Per) 

This is a variety claimed to be a cross of Nic Ohmer, or rather a 
seedling. We have grown it two years and see but little difference 
either in fruit or plants. Just a few days later than the original 
Nic Ohmer . . 

AROMA (Per) 

The leading market berry in the West and many sections of the 
South and Southwest. Size medium large and quality ordinary; 
season medium to late. 




A COMMERCIAL TRIAL BED. Every strawberry grower should have a trial plot, and test out in 
a small way all the new varieties. This is the way we find the BEST for our own soiL 



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GIBSON (Per) 

Berries large dark red ; plants very productive, and hardy grow- 
ers. Resembles Parsons Beauty. We have a good supply of plants 
and recommend it for our Northern customers who want a good pro- 
ductive berry for local market o home use. 

POCOMOKE (Per) — Same as Gibson. 

PAUL JONES (Imp.) 

This is truly a money variety ; very productive of large size long 
pointed berries that are colorful all over. Is a strong healthy plant 
grower and one sure to please where quantity is the desired point. 
We have grown a good stock of plants. 

SAMPLE (Imp.) 

One of the most popular old sorts and a variety sure to please 
all who grow it. Bright red in color, large in size, ,delicious in flav- 
or,, and very attractive in appearance. Very productve and firm. 
Blossoms are imperfect and should be polinized with such varieties 
as Big Joe or Ford. 

WM. BELT (Per) 

Is still a leader in many sections as a good late home market va- 
riety. It is very hard to surpass this variety in quality, but when we 
produce the Ford, Townsend's Big Late and Premier, Wm. Belt holds 
no longer the high honors of quality. But is still ahead of more va- 
rieties than are ahead of the Belt. 

BRANDYWINE (Per) 

But for a few customers we would discontinue Brandywwine as 
there are so many better varieties. Season late, fruit large to very 
large, dark red and quality fair; a good strong plant grower. 

FENDALL (Imp.) 

One of the very good late imperfect varieties that should be 
planted with Ford, Big Joe, Chesapeake, Townsend's Late, etc., is 
exceedingly pi^^uuciive and extra large size bright scarlet red ber- 
ries. It is said to have grown more than 20,000 quarts per acre In 
this state near Baltimore City, where it was originated. Fendall al- 
ways pleases. . 

REWASTICO (Per) 

One of the late varieties sent out from Maryland a few years ago 
that has made good in most sections. Said at the time to be the only 
real competitor of the Chesapeake ; in some respects it is better than 
that in plant growth. But we think the Chesapeake still the best 
berry, where the plants can be grown. 

GANDY (Per) 

One of the best known strawberries and one of the best all 
around berries. Does best on black springy soil but will grow fair- 
ly well on clay soils, never plant on high sandy land. 



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A Crate of PRESIDENT HARDING, Our New Late Berry. One of the largest and most pro- 
ductive commercial varieties we have teste-^ . Fruit extra firm and good quality. Color, dark 
red to the center, a strong plant grower and a winner in every way. 



-*^ PRESIDENT HARDING (Per) 

A perfect flowering medium to very late, extra strongf hardy 
plant maker. Large foliage with very dark leathry appearance, 
fruiting stems long and erect, holding the fruit well off the ground. 
Extra long roots and a great drouth resister. Does not rust even in 
wet seasons. 

Size of fruit is extra large throughout the season. Fruit extra 
large with good quality, and extra firm. Color deep red to center. 
Has no green tips, is a real show berry. President Harding is a 
chance seedlinQf found by one of our growers seven years ago, and has 
been thoroughly tested in a number of soils, and I am more than anx- 
ious to have it given a further test in all parts of the country and 
believe that it will prove a winner for most of us who want a good 
late commercial variety as well as a good one for home use. DON'T 
FAIL TO TRY IT. 

CHESAPEAKE (Per) 

With the exception of plant growth Chesapeake is one of our 
very best varieties. Season very late and quality of fruit is very 
fine ; size large to very large . Does best on rich springy soil. If 
your soil is high and thin, would not recommend Chesapeake, but 
rather such varieties as Ford, Big Joe, Dr. Burrill, etc., but if you 
have a good soil Chesapeake will do wonders for you. 

KELLOGG PRIZE (Imp.) 

The berries are very large and pointed, firm and ordinary good 
quality (not the best). Very productive, resembles Sample very 
much and would say that a descrition of Sample would describe Kel- 
logg Prize very well . . We have a fine stock of plants direct from 
the Introducer and can supply you at reasonable rates. 



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HOWARD 17 

Introduced by Mr. C. E. .Chapman, of Conn., and originated by 
A. B. Howard & Son of Mass. Howard claims the following: 

More dollars are being made growing this wonderful variety 
than any other. Plants are vigorous with perfect foliage. Yields 
at the rate of 15,000 quarts per acre. Berries very large, firm, beau- 
tiful and delicious; season very early to late. A strawberry without 
a fault and will solve the variety question for both home and market. 
Was produced after 30 years of scientific plant breeding, and after 
25,000 seedlings had been originated. 

We have seen no fruit except on Spring set plants ; we have 
grown a fine bed of plants which were received from a reliable nurs- 
ery and advise our friends to give the Howard 17 a trial. 



Swedesboro, X. J., June 25, 1919. 
Dear Sir: — I feel I must write to tell 
you how I like the "Howard No. 17." 
From what you have written me at differ- 
ent times I naturally expected it to do very 
well but to say that it far exceeded my ex- 
pectations is putting it mildly. It is cer- 
tainly a wonderful berry and you cannot 
praise it too high. My only regret is that 
I did not get more plants to start with. It 
should be called the Million Dollar Straw- 
berry-, because I am sure it will mean great- 
ly increased profits for strawberry' growers 
everj-where. As a rule I usually discount 
statements by introducers and also go slow 
on praising new varieties after a test of 
only one season, but the "Howard No. 17" 
is so outstanding in its superior qualities, 
both as to plant growth and fruit, that I am 
recommending it to others and will set 
every plant I can get next spring for our 
own fruiting. You should certainly have 
a vote of thanks from strawberry growers 
everywhere for your part in introducing 
this wonderful berry, I send you my own 
herewith. 

Yours truly. 
WILLARD B. KILLE. 



Ipswich, Mass., July 24, 1919. 
Dear Sir: — Your letter of recent date re- 
ceived. I no doubt you desire to know the 
truth and nothing but the truth with re- 
gard to the "Howard No. 17" strawberry, 
and I will write just that as I have found 
it. The plants of "Howard No. 17" are 
fine, healthy and free from rust. Run 
just enough to make a good row. The 
fruit ripened early and the berries were 
very large and as fine as I have yet seen. 
"Howard No. 17" is exceedingly promis- 
ing variety, being very healthy and vigor- 
ous in vines and having exceptionally large 
fine fruit, well worthy of trial and a safe 
variety to set. 

Respectfully yours, 

ALBERT F. TENNEY. 



I Littleton, Mass., July 5, 1919. 

The strawberry season is now over and 
I thought you would like my report on the 
"Howard No. 17" plants that I got of you 
I last year. The berry is certainly a good 
' one and a heavy bearer. It made me a lot 
■ of money and it kept its size up until the 
I very last. The plants are just as dark 
i green now as they were last fall. Think it 
i best to grow this berry in narrow row. 
The berry is well suited for growing in 
hills as I have a friend of mine in New 
Hampshire a few potted plants last sum- 
mer and they cannot say enough in praise 
j of the berry. Am sending photo of part 
j of the bed of "Howard" and I think you 
1 will agree that there is bloom enough to 
suit almost anyone. The "Howard" is 
going to stay with me as its good enough 
for any one to grow. Thanking you for 
the chance to get this berry. Yours, 

JOHN H. HARDY 



Maple Grove Poultry Plant, 

64 South St.. MUford, N. H. 
Dear Sir: — Yours of the 25th in refer- 
ence to "Howard No. 17" at hand. \Will 
say it proved up to your claims in 'nearly 
every respect. It certainly is a wonder- 
ful berry. I had thera set on rather light 
soil, about the poorest I had for a big yield, 
but they sure shelled them out, and they 
were so early. I got top prices, 40c. per 
box, for some of them. I got 40 boxes two 
days in succession from my patch of six 
square rods. I estimate I received fifteen 
dollars per square rod for plants and ber- 
ries sold and set 1,500 plants myself — all 
I had room for. I am getting nearly an 
acre of land into good condition for next 
year and plan to set most of it to "Howard 
No. 17." Yours for best berries, 

C. A. BAKER. 



Plant Some Lucky Boy This Season — You Will Be 
More Than Satisfied. 



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LUPTON— Late (Per) 

Is truly a show berry and one of the very best sellers on the 
market. Plants are vigorous and productive. We have never seen 
a berry that makes a better show when crated up for shipment ; has 
a large showy calx that sets off the bright red berry. Lupton is sure 
to be a winner and we advise all commercial growers to try it. We 
believe for a late berry our customers in Florida could not get a bet- 
ter one, as its firmness would stand the long haul . Much better than 
Nie Ohmer in our opinion. 



A REPEATER. 

Bradford, 111. 

Plants you sent me were just fine, I never 

saw such nice ones. Thanks for being so 

prompt in sending them. Am sending you 

another order. 

Mrs. M. L. H. 

Cambridge, Vt. 
Dear Sir: — My surprise was great when 
I opened the box of plants and found so 
many more than I paid for. All large with 
heavy long roots. With best luck, I am 
yours truly 

I-uther P. 



Oxford, Pa. 

Will not need any more plants this year, 

but wish you could see an acre of plants we 

have grown from the last year's planting, 

will send you a photo. 

M. W. B. 



Ruskin, Fla., Feb. 2, 1920. 
Dear Sirs: — I have the best berries this 
year I ever saw, everybody says they are 
the largest and fullest they ever saw grown 
here. I got the plants from you and want 
more just like them. — Respt. 

D. D. E. 




Fucked re:idy for shipment by E. W. Townseiid, Jr. 



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A Dish of LUCKY BOY Everbearing Strawberries, one of the biggest, sweetest and most produc- 
tive of the ever bearing. 



TOWNSEND'S EVERBEARING STRAWBERRIES 

Hundreds of letters are received by us every year stating that 
our Everbearing plants are all and even more than we claim for 
them. 

A Townsend Everbearing Strawberry Garden is one of tbe most 
pleasing and profitable crops ever grown. Thousands of kiddies have 
been made happy by the growing of one of these gardens. 

Besides the pleasure for the home, and the usefulness in having 
fresh strawberries for the table for several months in the same year 
plants are set, they are the most profitable crop grown in dollars and 
cents . 

It is nothing to get reports that from a few hundred plants more 
than a hundred dollars in cash has been received after supplying the 
family. 

We are offering only the cream of the Everbearing varieties, 
grown in our own nurseries in the garden spot of the world. 



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PROGRESSIVE (Per) 

A universal Everbearing variety. The first successful Everbearing 
variety to be introduced and has been grown more than and other 
variety. One of the sure croppers from Spring until snow flies. 
Fruit a rich dark color, with mild flavor which is very pleasing, size 
medium when grown in matted rows, but good size when grown in 
hills ; not only an Everbearing, but a spring cropper also, and a ber- 
ry that should be in every garden in the land. We have one of the 
largest crops of Progressive plants we have ever grown, at reason- 
able prices, and solicit your orders. 

SUPERB (Per) 

This is a Cooper origination, and seems to a Northern variety . 
Is not a true Everbearing variety in the Southern states ; was a fav- 
orite with many of the North until Lucky Boy arrived. Size med- 
ium to large, very firm and good quality; a fair spring cropper. 

^ LUCKY BOY (Per) 

This is the leader of all the Everbearing varieties, and we de- 
scribe it as follows : Bigger, sweeter and more productive than any 
other variety. Not only the best Everbearer but the best all-around 
strawberry grown. Easy to grow; blossoms cut on new plants once 
in the spring do not have to be cut any more. Is a true fall bearing 
plant and will fruit until the ground freezes hard in the fall. 

LUCKY STRIKE 

Has proven an excellent Everbearer in some sections, while in 
others it has failed to produce. We have picked two quarts of ber- 
ries from one plant at one time. This is the greatest production on 
record. There is no plant that can produce more fruit in the Spring 
than Lucky Strike. We lost our crop of plants in 1919 and have -just 
succeeded in getting a small stock to offer this season. We would 
like our friends to give it a trial, especially our Northern customers . 

Prices:— 6 plants, $2.50; 12 plants, $5.00; 25 plants, $8.00. 

No more than 25 plants sold. 



Hope. R. I. I Durham, N. C. Sept.. 25, 1920. 

Dear Sirs:— The strawberries bought \ Gents:— I ordered my plants last spring 

of you last spring are very fine indeed, we ' too late and when they came it was two 

are picking a lot of ver>' fine berries from : ^^'eeks before I could get my land ready. 

the ever bearing. I am very much pleased ^^^ ^° "^^1 them m and after all this I did 



with Townsend's plants and service and 
will speak a good word for you when ever 
I can. 

Mrs. L. S. 



Chatham, Mass. 
Gents: — Just a word to say that I am 



not lose 2"^ of them. They are doing fine 
and I want to set 10,000 more this fall. — 
Respt. 

W. H. D. 



Mullica Hill. N. J. 
Gents: — Please accept thanks for prompt 
attention and fine plants and fine count. 



glad to get the plants but did not expect I Quality of plants could not have been bet- 
so many. And want to say that you are I ter. This means return orders in time to 



the square deal nursery that you claim as 
not many people would have recognized a 
claim this old. With very best regards 

J. F. N. 



come. The Progressive plants were the 
limit for size. Wish I had ordered more.- 
Respt. 

Jos. W. 



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Enjoy Strawberries? Why Not Grow 
Them Yourself? 

Yes, you can do it. Lots of tolks are surprised every year to find 
how easy it is. Some start with a little bed to supply berries for home 
use; others begin growing them to sell. The first mentioned class get 
finer berries for the table and more of them than they ever had before. 
The others find out what a big demand there is for the big fresh luc- 
ious berries, and how easy it is to make big money when you have 
plenty of the big fiesh frst class frtit. 

You should certainly be in one of the classes. Townsend will help 
you all he can. He will start you right any way if you will let him.. 
Its not the man that grows the largest field of berries that makes the 
most money all the time. No; its the man that plants the proper kind 
of plants and gives them proper attention. Plants out just what can 
be handled to advantage and gets the top price for his high class fruit. 
A back yard or an 
acre of ground can 
not be made to 
yield as much mon- 
ey per acre from 
any other crop as 
when planted to 
strawberries. 
Right here let 
Townsend suggest 
some universal va- 
rieties for your 
home garden for 
family use or mar- 
ket purposes. 



PARCEL POST RATES 


Zones I 


8c 2, figure 


IOC. per loo plants or less. 


Zone 3 


. 


15 cents per 100 plants. 


Zone 4 


. 


20 cents per 100 plants. 


Zone 5 


. 


25 cents per 100 plants. 


Zone 6 


. 


30 cents per 100 plants. 


Zone 7 


. 


35 cents per 100 plants. 


Zone 8 


: 


40 cents per 100 plants. 


Your Postmaster will tell you the Zone you 


live in from SALISBURY, MD. 



$1815 per Acre from Townsend's 
Dr. Burrill. 

Writes Mr. Geo. B. Welch of Fayette 
County, Indiana. — The plants ordered 
from you season 1918, were on the road 
three weeks. Notwithstanding this delay 
we set the plants and they produced at the 
rate of 7260 quarts per acre and sold for 
$6.00 per 24 quart crate, a net profit of 
$1815 per acre. 

PS. — These plants were set on a poor 
red clay slope that would not have grown 
over 40 bushels of corn per acre. 

NOTE. — No matter where you are sit- 
uated our plants will reach you in growing 
condition and produce the big crops we 
claim they will. Townsend's Dr. Burrill 
is a mortgage lifter. 



Halls, Tenn. 
Gentlemen:— The plants have been 
coming O. K. and giving satisfaction. You 
certainly do fine packing. Two of the box- 
es were delayed ten days and then came in 
fine shape as could be. With kindest re- 
gards, I am 

M. C. L. 



Viola, Idaho. 
Gents: — I must write to tell you of my 
success with your plants. Although the 
season was the dryest on record we never 
lost a plant. Finest plants and did the 
best of any plants we ever bought. Am 
well pleased with your service. — Respt. 
yours 

L. A. B. 



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1920 PRICE LIST 1921 



OF 



S^rSdl STR AWBER RY PLANTS 

Instructions for Determining the Cost of Plants. 

Beneath the varieties in each column below is a complete scale of 
prices which applies separately to each individual variety listed in that 
column. If plants are wanted of more than one varety, figure that 
variety separate same as though you were ordering only one variety. 



C0LU3IN 1. 


COLUMN 2. 


COLUMN 3 


AROMA 
BIG JOE 


CAMPBELLS EARLY g^SHEL BASKET 


DR. BIRRILL 


HOWARD 17 






EARLY OZARK 


KELLOGG PRIZE (I) 


PROGRESSIVE 


FENDALL (Imp) 


LUPTON LATE 




GANDY 


NIC OHMER 




SUPERB 


GIBSON 


Imp. NIC OHMER 




HAVERLAND (Imp,) 


PREMIER 




Townsends BIG LATE 


KLONDYKE 


EARLY JERSEY GT. 




MISSIONARY 


SUCCESS 


L^ 


WORLDS WONDER 


MATHEWS EARLY 


AMANDA 






REWASTICO 


MASCOT 




CHESAPEAKE 


PAUL JONES (Imp) 


(iLEN MARY 






PARSONS BEAUTY 


WM. BELT 




PRES. HARDING 


SAMPLE (Imp) 


JERSEY GIAXT 




TWILLEY 








SEN. DUNLAP 








BRANDYWINE 








25 Plants.. $ .50 


25 Plants . . 


$ .60 


25 Plants ..$ .75 


50 Plants.. .75 


50 Plants . . 


.85 


50 Plants .. 1.00 


100 Plants.. 1.00 


100 Plants . . 


1.50 


100 Plants .. 2.00 


200 Plants .. 1.60 


200 Plants . . 


2.00 


200 Plants .. 3.00 


300 Plants .. 2.15 


300 Plants . . 


2.75 


300 Plants.. 4.00 


400 Plants .. 2.75 


400 Plants . . 


3.50 


400 Plants .. 5.00 


500 Plants .. 3.50 


500 Plants . . 


4.25 


500 Plants .. 6.00 


1,000 Plants.. 6.00 


1,000 Plants . . 


8.00 


1,000 Plants.. 12.00 


5.000 Plants .. 25.00 


5,000 Plants . . 


37.50 


5,000 Plants .. 55.00 


10,000 Plants .. 47.50 


10,000 Plants . . 


70.00 


10,000 Plants ..100.00 



Prices of LUCKY BOY Everbearing Strawberry Plants 

25 Plants $3.00 250 Plants $15.00 

50 Plants 5.00 500 Plants 25.00 

100 Plants .7.50 1000 P lants 50.00 

PLEASE REMEMBER— We are plant growers and not dealers. 
and that you are getting the highest grade of plants that it is possible 
to grow— in the most favorable section on earth, and that every plant 
is fresh dug for your order; packed in plenty damp moss and light 
ventilated crates so as to reach you in good growing condition. Or- 
ders will be booked and held until April 1st when one-third remit- 
tance accompanies the order. 



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E. W. Townsend & Sod, Square Deal Nursery 



Townsend Wants Every "Kid" In The Country to Have 

All The Ripe Juicy Strawberries They Can Eat 

From June Until November. 



A TOWNSEND GARDEN 

Requires Only A Few Dollars— A Little Work, And Lots of 

Pleasure. ) 



Our Everbearing Straw- 
berry Garden 

250 Plants, $5.00. 

Consists of 250 Everbearing 
plants of our own choice, suit- 
able for your own section. This 
garden will give a small family 
all the berries they can use from 
June until Nov., and another 
crop the following year. Plants 
delivered by Parcel Post for 
^5.00. 



Our Large Family Garden 

750 Plants $7.50 ' 

Consists of 250 Progressive 
Everbearing, 250 Premier, 250 
Ford. This collection will give 
satisfaction in any part of the 
country. Our Special Deliver- 
ed price is . . . ^7.50 



Our Standard Garden 
400 Plants $5.00 

Consists of 400 Plants of our 
very best varieties suitable for 
home use from early in season 
until very late. 100 Premier, 
100 Dr. Burrill, 100 Mission- 
ary, 100 Ford. Our Special 
Delivered price . . ^5.00 



Our Boys and Girls Gardein 
350 PLANTS $5.00. 

This garden will include 350 
plants of our own selection. 
The very best varieties will be 
selected in order that the boy 
or girl will get the right start. 
Send order early and plants will 
be sent at proper time prepaid 
for only ^5.00. P. S.— There 
will be 50 or more Everbearipg 
plants in this lot. 



A Letter Just Received From a New England Customer Says: 

We are still icking our Progressive and Lucky Boy Strawb.^rijies, 
now — October 25tli. From. a little more than an acre we have sold 
6,500 quarts this year and have received more than $1,900. ' Owing 
to bad health I had to quit the factory in town. I rented a few acres 
of land near town, and set these strawberries last April. I ain rdore 
than pleased with my change. Also my health is much imxJroved. 
I have more money than I ever had before in my life at one time, 
and have spent the time with my family, which has been a^ great 
pleasure . I expect to renew this bed and to set another half- acre 
next spring. Many thanks to you for your help. Townsend's ser- 
vice has been a great help to us. 



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Mr. C. Roberts, of Montgomery Co., Ohio, sends us this ghoto— Nov. 7, 1920. This is a 
Townsend strawberry garden Thousands of these gardens are being grown in all 
parts of the country and are proving very profitable to our customers. Some report 
cash sales from S200 to SaOO besides furnishing their homes with all the berr.es they 
can use. TRY ONE THIS SEASON. 

Special Bargain Selections 

In order to introduce our plants in as many new homes as pos- 
sible this .season, we are offering special BARGAINS and trying to 
make it as easy as pos.sible for you to make your selections. All 
garden selections will be filled as near as possible, the varieties 
mentioned, but should we be sold out of some variety will substi- 
tute something that we know is just as good for your particular 
section . 



OUR BIG Six SPECIAL 

Only $10.00 Postpaid 

This selection proved to be the favorite of all our garden selec- 
tions last season. We have reduced the price from $15.00 to $10.00. 
This selection includes the following varieties: 



100 premip:r 

100 LUPTON 

100 DR. BURRILL 



100 WORLD'S WONDER 

lOO FORD 

100 EVER BEARING 



22 E. W. TowDsend & Son, Square Deal Nursery 

BIG Four SPECIAL 

Only $6.00 Postpaid 

This selection includes the following: 

100 PREMIER 100 DR. BURRILL 

100 FORD 100 BIG LATE 



A Florida Favorite Special — Only $7.50 Prepaid 

This selection at Catalog price would cost $9.00 delivered 

You save $1.50 on this order 

This selection includes the following: 

250 MISSIONARY 250 DR. BURRILL 

250 KLONDYKE 250 NIC OHMER 



Half Acre Market Garden Selection No. 1 

1000 Premier, Catalog price $8.00 

1000 Dr. Burrill, Catalog price 6.00 , 

1000 Big Joe, Catalog price 8.00 

1000 Wm. Belt, Catalog price 8.00 

$28.00 
Special price only $25.00. Purchaser to pay transporta- 
tion Charges 



Special Market Garden No. 2 

Enough for one acre, Early to Late 

1000 Ey Ozark, Catalog price $6.00 

1000 Missionary, Catalog price 6.00 

lOOO Sen Dunlap, Catalog price 6.00 

1000 Haverland, Catalog price 6.00 

1000 Sample, Catalog price 6.00 

1000 Gibson, Catalog price 6.00 

1000 Nic Ohmer, Catalog price 8.00 

1000 Progressive (everbearing) Catalog price 10.00 

$54.00 
Special price only $45.00, purchaser to pay transportation charged 



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A Townsend Strawberry Garden Grown the Townsend Way. 

NEW ENGLAND GARDEN No. 3. Fancy Selection 

This garden includes enough plants to set half acre 

and means a saving of $11.00 to you 

500 Premier, Catalog price $4.25 

500 Ey Jersey Giant, Catalog price 4.25 

500 Townsend Big Late, Catalog price 4.25 

500 Ford, Catalog price 4.25 

lOOO World's Wonder, Catalog price 12.00 

1000 Progressive, Catalog price 12.00 

$41.00 
Special price only $30.00, purchaser to pay transportation charges 

Special Ever-Bearing Garden No. 4 

This garden consists of 2500 Ever Bearing plants. If the pur- 
chaser is in the South we send all Progressive ; if in the North we 
will put in 500 plants of the Lucky Boy. When all Progressive is 
sent the price will be $25.00; when 500 Lucky Boy is included the 
price will be $35.00. 

100 Progressive and 100 Lucky Boy will furnish a good 
large family a whole year. Sent prepaid anywhere 
for $10.00 



24 E. W. Townsend & Son, Square Deal Nurser y 

Lucky Boy Ever Bearing Strawberry Garden 

Means a saving of $3.00 to you 

100 Lucky Boy, price $7.50 

100 Progressive, price 2 . 00 

100 Dr. Burrill, price 1.00 

10.50 
Postage 50 



11.00 



Special price delivered by parcel post for only $8.00 



Our Small Fruit and Flower Garden No. 5 
A special bargain at $11.00 

200 Choice strawberry plants, early to late $3.00 

10 Choice grape vines, three colors 2 . 50 

10 Raspberry, red and black 2.00 

Blackberry 2.00 

10 Dewberry 1 . 50 

10 Large Dahlia Bulbs, several colors 1.00 

Catalog price $12.00 

Special delivered price $11.00. 

Special Grape Vine Offer 

A saving of $2.00 on this order 

10 Concord, Black 2.00 

10 Clinton, Black 2.00 

10 Catawaba, Red , . 2.00 

10 Delaware, Red 2.00 

10 Moore's Early, Black 2.00 

10 Niagara, White 2.00 



$12.00 



Special price, purchaser to pay charges^ $10.00 



Special Prices on Bush Fruits 

each 5 10 25 100 

Red Currants 25c $1.00 $1.75 $3.75 $12.-50 

Black Currants 25c 1.00 1.75 3.75 12.50 

White Currants 30c 1.25 2.00 4.00 15.00 

Gooseberry 30c 1.25 2. CO 4.00 15.00 

Asparagus No. 1 10c .45 .75 1.50 4.00 

Blackberry 20c .75 1.25 2.50 7.50 

Special prices on large lots. 



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OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT 



We do not consider the deal closed when 
we accept your money and ship you your or- 
der of plants. We are here to guide you in 
giving advice and in helping you in every 
way possible in growing and marketing the 
crop. More than one-half of the time of 
the writer is spent is correspondence with 
his customers in advising them in the dif- 
ferent problems in growing their crops and 
in making selections. 

In this booklet we are tr\nng to give all 
the advice possible as to selecting varie- 
ties, manuring, plowing, setting plants and 
caring for them from start to finish — in or- 
der to avoid so much unnecessary corres- 
pondence as possible, during the coming 
very busy season. But any advice not 
given here will be cheerfully given for the 
asking. 

We have discontinued the Rowing 
of other small fruit plants. 

The growing demand for our strawberry 
plants prevents us from growing other nur- 
sery stock until labor conditions change. 
We believe this to be to the interest of our 
customers at this time. Strawberry' plants 
and other nursery stock can not usually be 
shipped in the same package and it there- 
fore can be ordered from another nursery 
without any more expense to the purchaser. 

WE COULD GROW JUST STRAW- 
BERRY PLANTS. 

Just such plants as are grown and adver- 
tised by the average plant man. But 
would we grow ourselves? 

We think not. We have seen the com- 
ing and the going of a great many plcint 
growers since we started in the business. 

We would not be content to ^ow 
just Strawberry Plants. 

Our one aim is to grow only ihe very 
best plants that i: is possible to grow. And 
to make ever>' Townsend customer a lead- 
er in his section as a successful strawberry 
grower. 

For this reason it is to the interest of 
every berry grower large or small to select 
Townsend as his or her Xurser>'man to sup- 
ply the plants for this year's crop. Mis- 
takes and failures are fatal at this time, we 
must not take chances and buy something 
called plants just because they happen to 
be a little cheaper or a little nearer home. 
Our packing is perfect. No matter where 
situated plants should reach you in time, 
at the proper season — our prices are as 
cheap as the best plants can be growm and 
delivered to you. 

Once a Townsend Customer — al- 
ways a Townsend Customer — WHY.' 

The first thought with us when we get a 
new customer is to trj' to please him better 
than he was ever pleased before. We be- 
gin by serving him with better plants than 
he was ever accustomed to. We give him 
prompter service than he is used to. We 
never allow a customer to make a mistake 
in getting the wrong varieties if we can help 
it. We are never too busy to sit down and 



write our customer a letter advising him 
about his order. We tr>' to give every 
customer a little more than he expects, 
(note what some of them say when writing 
us). We do not treat a customer in the 
above manner just when he is new but we 
tr>' to give him better service every time 
he comes back. 

WHEN THE ORDER IS RECEIVED. 

When an order is received , first it is hand- 
ed to our manager. He reads the order 
and letter over (if accompanied by letter), 
fifty per cent, of the orders sent to us is left 
to the Manager's own way to fill, as he 
thinks best. Twenty-five per cent, of the 
orders state: if the varieties ordered are not 
suited for my section, please substitute 
something better. The Manager at once 
takes his pencil and crosses out any variety 
not suited; or if left entirely to him to make 
selections, makes out the order with our 
ver>' best varieties for the particular sec- 
tion, adding a few more plants than the 
customer expected or paid for. The order 
goes at once to the Packing House, where 
it is booked for shipment on a certain day. 
The foreman there instructs the book-keep- 
er to add a few extras. Next the packer 
gets the order in hand to fill. He gives in- 
structions for digging the order and prepar- 
ing same for shipment. When plants are 
counted (after giving two or tln-ee plants 
over in each bundle) the packer finds he 
has a few bundles over, he places them in 
the shipment also, as he says no use to leave 
them over, we will make him feel good 
when the box is opened. So it goes; every 
one who has a crack at the order tries to do 
a little more than he is required to do in or- 
der to make the customer happy. 

We have no favorites. Every customer 
is extended the same treatment whether 
the order is a dollar or a five hundred dollar 
order. In short we could not ask any one 
of our customers to give us more for our 
money than we give them, if our positions 
were reversed. 

IS EVERY CUSTOMER PLEASED? 

We answer no! No angel from heaven 
could please ever>'body. About two kick- 
ers in every thousand, (but isn't that fine?). , 
Some few expect the plants to be shipped 
before we get the order. Honestly we have 
received letters and orders like this. Dated 
April 1st, mailed five hundred miles away, 
giving shipping instructions to be shipped 
April 2nd. We get the order April 3rd or 
4th; on April 6th we get a letter saying we 
sent you an order about a week ago to ship 
at once. Please send plants at once or re- 
turn the money. What do we do? Fill 
the order just as it comes in turn — no other 
way to do. A postal is always mailed when 
an order is received and booked unless the 
order is going to be shipped by Parcels Post 
same day, then no postal is required. Usu- 
ally the kickers turn out our very best cus- 
tomers in the end, as they get just as good 
treatment as we can give the reau 



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CULTURAL DIRECTIONS 



Strawberries will thrive in almost any 
soil that is not too dry or water-soaked, and 
no crop will respond more quickly to good 
cultivation than the Strawberry. Straw- 
berries require a great deal of moisture, es- 
pecially at fruiting time. 

PREPARING THE SOIL.— Strawber- 
ries should follow some truck crop if possi- 
ble. We do not recommend planting 
strawberries after an old sod has been turn- 
ed under, too many grubs are likely to des- 
troy the plants. All sod land should be 
plowed at least a year in advance and sow- 
ed to some vine crop and manured the fall 
or winter before planting to strawberries, 
and then thoroughly worked up in the 
spring, where it is possible; land that has 
been manured a year in advance makes the 
best strawberries. We do not recommend 
heavy application of manure immediately 
before planting, and under no circum- 
stances do we recommend the use of com- 
mercial fertilizer, directly under the plants 
when set. The fertilizer is likely to cause 
the plants to die as soon as the sun gets hot. 
If fertilizer is to be used, broadcast on the 
. land, thoroughly work in the land a few 
weeks before setting plants. The finer 
the condition of the soil at planting time 
the better for the crop. If land is hard and 
cloddy, better roll, also if very loose sandy, 
it is best to roll, as this rolling holds the 
moisture that is so much needed at this 
time. 

TIME TO PLANT.— The fall from No- 
vember 1st to March 30th in the South 
plants may be set any time. In the Mid- 
dle States, March and first half of April. 
In the North, as early in the Spring as the 
ground can be worked, the sooner the bet- 
ter. Northern customers should always 
order their plants shipped at least two 
weeks before they expect to set them out. 
The plants should be healed in a V-shaped 
trench after they have been unpacked and 
untied, bunches opened and roots dipped 
in water. Cover with a board to shade the 
plants and they will keep several weeks and 
be in fine condition to plant when the prop- 
er day arrives. We ship most orders to the 
far North during the last half of April. But 
some of our wisest customers order plants 
shipped during August and September, we 
have as good plants at this time as any one 
in the business, but we cannot recommend 
the planting at this time, and do not see 
where the gain is in August planting in the 
North. Everbearing plants set in April 
will fruit just as quick as the August and 
September plants, and much less trouble 
and expense. 

SETTING PLANTS AND MARKING 
OUT THE ROWS. 

After ground is in perfect condition mark 
rows out with any kind of light marker, that 
will not make too much of a sink in the 
ground. 

IF HILL SYSTEM.— Mark rows 30 
inches apart one way and fifteen inches the 
other and set plants in the check with a 



spade or trowel, being sure to get roots 
down straight and fan shaped, firming 
ground around plants hard with the hand 
or foot. Some customers write us they 
water the plants when setting them. Don't 
Do That! Nothing could be more injur- 
ious to the strawberry plant. Under this 
system, all runner plants are kept cut off 
and only the plant you set is allowed to 
grow. Plants grown this way grow to be 
very large and usually meet the 15 inch 
way, and produce more quarts of berries 
per acre than the latter named system. It 
is easy to grow one quart of berries per 
plant under this system. Fruit will aver- 
age twice as large and sell for more money 
in the markets. We recommend the hill 
system, as so many of our customers have 
reported such large yields from their fields. 

SINGLE HEDGE ROWS.— Mark rows 
thirty inches one way, and set plants twen* 
ty inches apart and allow each plant to 
make about two to four plants. Some 
very fine berries can be grown this way. 

DOUBLE HEDGE ROWS.— For dou- 
ble hedge rows, mark rows thirty-six inches 
one way, two rows o^ plants are set zig zag 
fashion, and each plant is allowed to make 
only a few plants. The object of the dou- 
ble hedge row is to get more fruit to the 
acre than by the single hedge row. The 
center of the bed is kept open so as to give 
the plants air and sun. This is one of the 
intensive systems and requires much more 
work than the other ways, and should not 
be practiced on a large scale. 

THE NARROW MATTED ROW.— 

Mark rows forty inches apart one way, set 
plants eighteen to twenty-four inches apart 
and allow to grow until row is as wide as 
desired and then keep down by cutting 
runners off the balance of the season. Usu- 
ally ten inches is the desired width. This 
is probably the most common system of 
growing berries in the large commercial 
growing sections, where fancy fruit is not 
the particular object. Too many plants 
should never be allowed to mat in the bed 
as their growth is only at the expense of 
the former plants and when such crowd- 
ing is allowed small berries and small yields 
may be expected. One acre grown in the 
proper way is worth at least two grown 
the wrong way. It takes a strong robust 
plant to make a productive plant, it must 
have plenty of room and moisture, 'f the 
roots are crowded moisture will be lacking. 
If one is not particular about neither qual- 
ity or quantity, strawberries will generally 
grow with as little attention as any other 
crop. But we always contend that any- 
thing that is worth growing is worth grow- 
ing right, and advise our customers to get 
all there is in it by using the proper meth- 
ods. The large crops are produced when 
grown in hills and cultivated each way, one 
way with horse, if in commercial lots, and 
the narrow way with hoe or wheel hoe. If 
for garden purposes, plants may be set 12x24 
inches and worked with wheel hoe and give 
the largest yield. 



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The above cut shows the To vnsend way to handle plants when they are received and 
you are not ready to set plants for several days. Plants nicely heeled in 
can be kept for weeks. 



CULTURAL DIRECTIONS 

(Continued from page 26) 

MATING VARIETIES. This para- 
ftrapb should be especially noted by all. 

Strawberry plants are divided into two 
sexes, male and female, or perfect and im- 
perfect blossoms as the varieties are listed 
in our books. The perfect flowering sorts 
will produce as well without the imperfect 
flowering sorts, but should you plant all 
imperfect sorts, you would have indeed a 
very poor crop, if any crop at all. Most 
catalogue writers recommend planting per- 
fect varieties of the same season, with the 
imperfect sorts, same rows of each, or two 
rows of perfect flowering to three or four 
imperfect and so on across the field or gar- 
den. 

For best results we have found that 
where the most is to be gotten from an im- 
perfect variety, (and indeed they are our 
very best producers when properly mated), 
is to set an imperfect variety between two 
different perfect varieties, on one side 
should be a perfect variety that opens 
blooms a few days in advance of the im- 
perfect sort, and on the other side a per- 
fect sort that will continue to bloom until 
after the blooming of the imperfect sort. 
When a trio of this sort is set, you are sure 



of getting fertilization for all blooms of the 
Imperfect sorts,. hence the larger crop to be 
expected and more uniform shape berries. 
Let us illustrate. Commence by setting 
two rows of Dr. Burrill, four rows of Kel- 
logg Prize, and two rows of Chesapeake, 
and continue across the patch in this man- 
ner. If other cultural methods are follow- 
ed success is sure with the above varieties. 

! We shall at all times be pleased to make the 
selections of the perfect sorts when imper- 

[ feet varieties are wanted, for main crop. 

i REMOVING BLOSSOMS (Very Im- 
I portant). 

I All strawberry plants whether standards 
or ever bearing begin to blossom very soon 
1 after being set in the Spring, and these 
I blossoms should be removed as soon as 
they are all open by cutting off the fruit 
stems with a sharp knife or shears. Noth- 
ing weakens a plant more than letting the 
fruit ripen on it when it is young. 

It requires but a few hours to remove 
the blossoms from an acre and that will 
1 mean your success in growing a strong, 
healthy crop of plants that will prove fruit- 
ful the following crop. 
I Most of the ever bearing sorts require 
i the removing of blossoms about twice dur- 
j ing the first season before berries should be 
i allowed to ripen. Aside from this fact ever 



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CULTURAL DIRECTIOIVS 

(Continued from page 27) 

bearing strawberries are given the same 
care and cultivation as other standard 
varieties. 

CULTIVATING AND HOEING. 

The Cultivators should start soon after 
plants are set and given often and shallow 
cultivation the entire growing season. Al- 
ways remember the shallow cultivation, 
nothing is more injurious to a plant than 
deep cultivation. The light, shallow cul- 
tivation keeps a dust mulch around the 
plants which is so essential in dry weather, 
and the roots should never be disturbed 
by either hoe or cultivator. 

AS TO SPRAYING.— This is left en- 
tirely to our customers. They can get bet- 
ter advice from their State Colleges, than 
we can give; every locality has its own in- 
dividual troubles with insects. (We are 



thankful that we have no plant insects on 
the Eastern Shore of Maryland). Neither 
do we have to mulch our plants in winter 
in order to save them from freezing. But 
in the very cold sections of the country 
where Mulch is necessary, we recommend 
straw manure if possible, if not convenient, 
any kind of straw, Marsh grass, shredded 
com stalks, may be used and removed in 
the early spring before new growth starts. 
This mulch should be raked oflf and left 
between the rows as a protector to the 
coming fruit crop. As to the length of 
time a strawberry bed should be allowed 
to stand depends on the care given to it. 
We have reports that beds have been kept 
up for six years and given bumper crops, 
sometimes producing more fruit the third 
and fourth year than the first season. Keep- 
ing up old patches requires a great deal of 
work, more so than renewing with a new 
bed at least every two years. Old beds are 
given practically the same care as new beds 
in first year. The ground must be kept 
constantly cultivated and all the weeds 
kept out. 



A NEW PUBLICATION. "Strawberry Items", published at 
Hammond, La., is the livliest publication out on strawberry growing. 
Will be of much interest and profit to all strawberry growers. We 
heartily recommend it to our customers. Any one who will send us a 
dollar we will forward their subscription to the publishers for a year. 
If you are not more than pleased we will refund the dollar any time. 



OUR RESPONSIBILITY 

As to our responsibility, we refer you to our tankers -the 
Salisbury National Bank of our city, all Express Co's., Postmas- 
ter of Salisbury, W.6., Dunn's cr Bradstreet's Ccmmercial Agen- 
cies. Have your banker look us up for you, will only take a 
minute of his time, and he will be pleased to do this for you. 

If you have never done business with us we will thank you 
to make the inqury. You will then have confidence in us, which 
is the fcundation of all business relations. Placing an order for 
plants and seed is like placing your all with a man, so far as crop 
prospects are concerned. It is true that the plants nor seed can 
do it all, no matter how perfect, but good plants are the founda- 
tion for a good crop, and always remember that are none too 
good. 



TOWNSEND'S MISSIONARY THE REAL MONEY- 

MAKER! 



True-To-Xame Small Fruit Plants 



29 



TESTIMONIALS FROM A TO Z. 



For twenty years the writer of this book, 
has been encouraging the growing of family 
strawberry beds. Probably not half who 
have read my story year after year, have 
been influenced enough to make the start. 
But enough encouragement has been re- 
ceived by me, that I shall never stop the 
work that I have begun as long as I am able 
to write a catalogue. That I have done 
som.e good you will see by the following ex- 
tracts from letters received from all over 
the Country. 

ALABAMA. — We are picking berries 
this year from the beds of plants v,-e bought 
of you three years ago. The initial cost 
of plants was S.5.00 to say nothing of the 
berries we have used in our home we have 
sold more than S50.00 worth of berries to 
our neighbors ever>- year. We owe it all 
to Townsend service. 

ARKANSAS. — Several years ago we 
purchased some Progressive ever bearing 
plants from you. They did so well that 
we have never stopped growing them. Has 
been the best investm.ent we ever made. Xo 
one at the time we purcha.=:ed these plants 
from you knew anything about ever bear- 
ing strawberries in this section and today 
every family for miles around has them 
growing in their gardens. All this came 
about through your recommendation of the 
family garden. We owe you a great deal 
of credit. 

ALASKA. — When we came here we nev- 
er expected to get any more fresh straw- 
berries from the vines. But today we are 
picking as fine berries from the plants you 
sent us as we ever saw in Ohio. 

ARIZONA.— Have just finished pick- 
ing last berries from our garden. We have 
sold more than ?200 worth and have plenty 
stored for winter and they come again. It 
is the most profitable crop we have ever 
grown. Many thanks ■ i you. 

ARIZONA.— The Ford plants produced 
as fine quality berries as the Mar^^hall. and 
about four times as many berries. I en- 
close order for more plants. 

CALIFORNIA.— It is a pleasure to 
grow your plants. We have ordered plants 
from all sections, but never got any to 
grow like Townsend 's. 

CANAL ZONE.— Plants arrived in fine 
shape and are growing nicely. 

COLORADO. — Townsend's plants are 
the leading plants in our valley. We have 
been growing them here for more than fif- 
teen years and have never i-ist a crop. 

CONNECTICUT.— We picked 560 
quarts from our ever bearing garden to date 
and still lots of green fruit and blossoms 
October 1st. We only set 500 plants; only 
sorry we did not set several thousand. We 
are recommending your plants and service 
everj'where. 



DELAWARE.— While I have lived in 
this great strawberry section all my life. I 
have never seen any real strawberries until 
my Premier plants fruited this year, that I 
got from you. In the future I want no 
other but Premier. 

FLORIDA. — Townsend's Missionary 
has put Florida on the map as a strawberry 
state. Long may the originator live. 

GEORGIA. — I am writing to you again 
for the fine plants you sent us last winter. 
This ever bearing garden has produced 
abundantly all summer and fall. Better 
than you claimed. 

IDAHO. — Folks told us that strawber- 
ries would not grow in this section. We 
have picked more than 300 quarts of the 
finest berries from our small garden this 
season and are delighted with our adven- 
ture. Nothing like having them fresh 
every day for so long a season. 

ILLINOIS. — I am an old strawberry 
grower, have been in the busines for more 
than forty years. Have never seen such 
productive plants as you sent us. With 
ver>' best regards to you and the son. 

INDIANA. — Our Town=;end garden pro- 
duced more than 250 quarts of the finest 
berries, we sold more than S50 worth and 
have nienty for winter. We will plant an 
acre this coming spring. 

IOWA. — We were induced by your writ- 
ings to set a patch and wish to say that it 

I was the best investment we ever made. 
Could never get along without strawber- 

j ries any more. 

I KANSAS. — We raised everything else, 
even "Cain" but no strawberries until this 
year. Want to thank you for getting us 
started. The row of ever bearing straw- 
berries have been a perfect show all sum- 
mer. 

KENTUCKY.— Will you kindly send us 
; a catalogue, we want to buy some plants 
I like the ones you sent Mrs. Jones last year. 
I We have never seen such fine berries as they 
produced. Also send book to Mr. GriflRth, 
; who is interested. 

•MARYLAND.— While touring thru 
Maryland last year we saw some of your 
strawberry plant farms, as they were the 
finest kept plant fields I have ever seen, 
looked so vigorous, I want to try them out 
on the Western Shore. Kindly send Cat- 
alogue and price on three varieties, early 
to late, leaving the selection to you. 

MASSACHUSETTS.— You will be 
blessed for the good work you are doing, 
many homes are being made much happier, 
and children are being raised healthier, by 
your good work. We have never seen 
such wonderful varieties as you are send- 
ing out. I am an old man but keep your 
catalogue coming. Will always be inter- 
ested in your work. 



so 



E. W. Townsencl & Son, Square Deal Nursery 



A to Z---Continued. 

MICHIGAN. — Your plants are the har- 
diest and most vigorous plants we have ev- 
er prown. You must have a wonderful soil 
and Climate. Our small bed of plants is a 
show for the town. 

MINNESOTA.— The 100 Progressive, 
ever bearing strawberry plants produced 
more than 150 quarts this season. All we 
could expect in both quality and quantity. 

MISSISSIPPI.— The 500 plants fur- 
nished our Guests and Boarders this sum- 
mer with all the berries needed. And we 
wish to set another 500 plants this fall, as 
you say it is best to set the ever bearing 
every year in your book. 

MISSOURI.— I only wish that we had 
set an acre of berries last spring, we 
have had fine success with the small lot 
and had lots of berries from the Lucky 
Boy and Progressive. Send us your cat- 
alogue soon as out, we want to book an or- 
der for enough to set an acre or more. 

MONTANA. — Strawberries grow well 
here. I never saw better and bigger ber- 
ries than Lucky Boy produced last fall. 
How much for 1000 plants. 

NEBRASKA .—We produced 2500 
quarts from our small bed of 3000 plants. 
Grub work spoiled one end of our bed. We 
think Premier the greatest berry we have 
seen and best for table use. 

NEVADA. — We know of no one else in 
our section who grows strawberries. We 
have had good luck with our bed. We 
knew how to grow them before we came 
here. Every one is crazy over strawber- 
ries who sees ours and we are sending you 
a list of names of our neighbors who will 
want to order some of your garden selec- 
tions. 

NEVv' HAMPSHIRE.— We ordered Big 
Six Special last spring and must say we are 
well pleased. Lucky Boy is now loaded 
with fine large berries and all the plants are 
growing fine. Enclosed find a photo of 
our garden. The little fellow in the fore- 
groung is our little 12 year old son who has 
done most of the work in cultivating the 
berries. He is proud of his success. 

NEW JERSEY.— We have never known 
what real pleaure was until this summer. 
We had you send our gardener 500 plants, 
Lucky Boy and Progressive, he had them 
growing nicely when we arrived on Long 
Island for the summer. For more than 
two months we have had three times as 
many berries as we could use, and have 
given bushels away to our friends. Here 
is the picture with a stake with your name 
on it— TOWNSEND'S STRAWBERRY 
GARDEN. 

NEW MEXICO.— We wish you to send 
us another lot of plants this spring. We 
have gotten used to berries now and can't 
get along without them. Those Progres- 
sive are fine and they fruit such a long 
time. 



NEW YORK.— Enclosed find check for 
three orders for plants. We want them 
sent as per instructions to our three coun- 
try homes: Cuba, N. H. and L. I. We 
want plenty of Townsend's strawberries 
everywhere we go. 

NORTH CAROLINA.— I am writing 
this letter to let you know that we have had 
more pleasure from the ever bearing straw- 
berry plants purchased from you last year 
than anything we have ever grown. People 
told us ever bearing plants were no good in 
the J^outh, and even you did not speak very 
highly of them for our section when we 
sent in the order. But I never saw more 
berries on any vine than on these Progres- 
sive plants. We furnished one big hotel 
berries for three months, besides having 
a plenty for ourselves. We want another 
supply this season and want the Progres- 
sive. 

OHIO.— Enclosed find picture of our 
little strawberry gardeii. Pretty good for 
two old codgers, I think each one over 70. 
But we have certainly enjoyed growing 
the?e plants and have not only gotten pleas- 
ure but somie profit besides. As we have 
sold several bushels to our town folks at a 
nice price. Sorry we did not get started 
in the business sooner. If we should live 
will v.^ant to set a few more next spring. 

OKLAHOMA.— I would be ungrateful 
were I not to write you and thank you for 
the services rendered to us in our dealings 
with you. We knew nothing about straw- 
berries, never saw any growing. But with 
your fine plants and good advice we have 
gone through very nicely and have raised 
a fine crop of berries of which v/e are just'y 
proud- We kept no account of the quarts 
picked and sold but are sure that every 
plant has picked more than two quarts of 
berries and still loaded. We will set an- 
other acre this winter if we can get the 
plants, as we can find a good m.arket for 
all we can grow. Please let us knov%r if we 
can get 10,000 Progressive and what time. 

OREGON.— Plants received in fine 
shape on the 22nd, just 10 days on the road, 
did not lose a plant. 

PENNSYLVANIA.— For ten straight 
years we have had your plants and never a 
single failure. 

RHODE ISLAND.— The plants shipped 
to us in April began to fruit in July and 
have never stopped, we have had all the 
berries we could use for four months, and 
much cheaper and better than we could 
have bought. This was our first effort in 
growing berries. I and my little boy of 
ten have done all the work both in setting 
and cultivating. We want a good supply 
next spring. 

SOUTH CAROLINA.— We had very 
good success with the strawberries last 
season and want somie more plants this 
season as we have a good outlet here for 
such fine berries as we^ grew. Those Pre- 
miers were said to be the finest strawberries 
ever seen here. 



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A to Z---Continued 

SOUTH DAKOTA.— We are sending to 
you again for a lew more plants, our last 
lot certainly did fine and we want to renev,' 
the bed again tnis season. Send us all the 
Progressive you can for the amount en- 
closed. 

TENNESSEE.— Townsend's rlants are 
the finest plants ever grown in this county. 
We piciied more berries from an acre caan 
our neighbor did from two acres. Will 
want forty thousand KlondyKe tnis spring. 

TEXAS.— It pays to set Townsend's 
plants even though you do have to send 
across the coniinent. Cheaper at $1U.0J 
tnan otners at a gift. 

UTAH. — The berries from the plants 
you sent my father were the first real straw- 
berriec cvcr seen nere. Oh! tney were so 
big and juicy. Send me luO plants please 
same kind. I want to try my luctc. 

VIRGINIA. — Plants received in fine 
condition, we are highly pleased with them. 
E.xpect to send you a §50 order ne:vt spring, 

WASHINGTON.- We have seen ber- 
ries, big berries and little berries, but we 
never saw any berries as large as World's 
Wonder before. Ves, they are like apples 
in size and Dig apples at thait price, some 
m^do^rea over fxve incnes around. 

WEST VIRGINIA.- The children have 
all had grand results with cne plants sent 
to them last spring, we cdl feel mucn in- 
ucL-cea to your nrm and wisn you every 
success. And we believe you will derive 
great bench t from tnis transaction. Witn 
ven.- best wishes. 

WISCONSIN.- Lucky Boy is all you 
claim for it. Finest berry I ever tasted 
and is beautiful and large. If it is better 
iic.-.c sprmg tnan now I will not know what 
to do witn it. 

WYOMING. — Nothing ever gave us 
more pleasure than the ever bearing straw- 
berry garden sent to us. For three months 
we have had plenty of fine berries and now 
it is coming cold we will miss them so much. 
We are thinking of moving them to a hot 
houie to we can have them all winter, what 
do you tliink? 

NOTE — I think it is time to let them 
have a little rest and sleep. Would rec- 
ommend covering their heads with a good 
blanket of straw and let them rest and sleep 
until next spring. 

CANADA. — We have been growing 
your thoroughbred plants for several years, 
they are the hardiest and most productive 
plants we have ever grown, do much better 
lor us than our home grown plants. 

CUBA. — Plants arrived in fine shape 
and growing nicely. 



Lacona, N. Y. 
Gents: — Plants bought of you two years 
ago have done wonderful and especially 
the ever bearing. C. H. S. 



Everything lovely and the Goose 
Hangs High. 

Lawtey, Fla. 
Dear Townsend: — Ever>-thing is O. K. 
down here. We have good prospects for 
fine crop of berries this year. People who 
bought your plants are well pleased and all 
have fine patches, tome of our folks 
bought of a Kansas concern and got mixed 
plants and are very displeased. — Your old 
friend 

A. M. B. 

Recommended by the R. N. Y. 

Elgin, 111. 
Dear Sir: — You will find check enclosed 
for &32, one-third of the order. You were 
recommended to me by the R. N. Y., the 
best paper on earth. We know that the 
Premier does well here. — Yours truly 

J. H. M. 

Gomes Back Again. 

I Patascala, Ohio. 

Gents: — Received all the plants in fine 
shape last year and they did fine. En- 
closed find another order as I wisn to set 
a few more tnis spring. I want to thank 
you for your past favors. — I am yours truly 
C. E. D. 

North Baltimore, Ohio. 
I Gentlemen: — Back again for a few more 
! plants. Find order for 11,000 and check 
for same. You ought to see the 8,000 plants 
bougnt of you last year. Grew them sin- 
gle nedga and not a plant mission. Will 
try and get you a good picture in the spring. 
I — Respt. 

G. W. B. 

Norfolk County, Va.. April 1. 1920. 
E. W. T. ca Son, 

Gentlemen: — I received both lots of 
plants in good shapa, the best lot of plants 
I ever bought. I am enclosing check for 
$100.00 for which send me to i^ortsmouth, 
Va. by express more Klondyke as soon as 
you can and oblige yours truly 

M. O. J. Order No. 13597. 
' PS. — Mr. Johnson is one of the largest 
truck growers in Norfolk section. 

1 Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Gents: — Find enclosed §15.50 'for 250 
Lucky Boy plants. I have had excellent 
results with your plants, some day want 
to let you know of the remarkable exper- 
ience I have had with the ever bearing va- 
riety you sent me. Respt. 

W. J. D. 

Mr. Townsend: — I sure have a fine lot 
of plants from those you sent to me last 
year. Have been getting 35c. per quart 
all along and have picked more then two 
quarts per plant now, October 1st. Will 
want more next spring. 

G. H. D. 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Please send us one of your catalogues. 

Have heard so much about your wonderful 

strawberries. Will be pleased to give you 

an order. 

Sister Inn St. Joes Int. Aslym. 



32 E. W. Townsend & Son, Square Deal Nursery 

GRAPES 

Next to Strawberries for the Home Garden comes the Grapes. 

Grape Vines can easily be made into a pretty trelis, and prove 
ornamental as well as profitable. Nothing makes a finer back 
ground for the lawn than a pretty trelis of grape vines, and enough 
fruit grown from a good trelis to furish the home for a year . Grapes 
are one of the very easiest fruits grown and do not require rich soil. 

We have selected six of the standard varieties of grapes, 90 per 
cent of the grapes grown outside of California are those varieties: 

CONCORD— A standard black. 

CLINTON — A standard blue-black, very fine quality. 

CATAWBA — A standard red, excellent table and wine grape 

DELAWARE — A standard red, one of the earliest to ripen. 

MOORE'S EARLY— The standard early black grape ; quality fine 

NIAGARA — The leading white grape everywhere, home use or 
market. 

Prices: — Strong, one-year old vines. 
Each 5 10 20 50 100 

25c. $1.00 $1.75 $3.00 $7.00 $13.00 

Two-year old vines. 

Each 5 10 20 50 100 

40c. $1.75 $3.00 $5.00 $12.00 $20.00 

Prices of RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, ETC. 

6 12 25 100 

ERSKINE PARK. New Everbearing Red Raspberry ^2.00 ^3.50 ^5.00 ^17.50 

ST. REGIS. Everbearing Red Raspberry i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.50 

CUTHBERT. Red Raspberry i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.00 

CUMBERLAND. Black Raspberry i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.00 

HONEY SWEET. Black Raspberry, new and delicious 2.00 3.00 5.00 17.50 

LUCRETIA. Dewberries, tip plants i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.00 

AUSTIN. Dewberry, tip plants i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.00 

SCRUGGS. New Blackberry sucker plants i.oo 1.50 3.00 10.00 

LOGANBERRY. New Hybcid Blackberry-Raspberry 2.50 5.00 

MIXED DAHLIAS 

We offer about one thousand Mixed Dahlia Bulbs, more than 150 varietiss. 
About one half of the very finest and latest styles of Show Dahlias. 

PRICES: 
12 25 50 100 

^1.25 ^2.00 ^350 ^600 

Large Clumps, . 50c each. 

Printed by HASTINGS BROS., Salisbury. Md. 



Instruct i ons To Purchasers 

Order Early. It is never wise to put off ordering your plants and seed 
until you are ready to plant them. Many of our customers order as soon 
as the catalog is received. They are always the lucky ones. 

How To Remit. By Money Order, Registered letter, Bank draft. Checks 
from our old customers. LIBERTY BONDS ACCEPTED at 5 per cent 
above par. We allow you ^52.50 for a ^50.00 Bond. ^105.00 for ^100.00 
bond in exchange for plants. Be sure you register your bond when mail- 
mg it to us. 

Time Of Shipment. We commence to ship plants in October and con- 
tinue ail wmter and spring until May 15th. We do not advise surruner 
and early fall plantmg of strawberry plants. If our customers insist on 
plants during September, we will ship them at their risk at double the 
catalog price. We advise January, February, and March planting tor 
Califoraia, Texas, and the South, April is best month for the balance of 
the Country. 

Eastern Grown Plants. It is a known fact that we grow here on the 
Eastern Sho' of Md., the hardiest nursery stock grown in the Country. 
More than half of the strawberries grown in the North are grown from 
Maryland Plants. There are two advantages in using our plants, ist, you 
get the hardiest plants possible to grow. 2nd, you can get our plants ship- 
ped to you when you need them to set out and do not have to wait on 
a Northern Nursery for plants until it is too late in season. We advise 
our Northern friends to have plants shipped out two weeks befor they are 
to be set, so as to have plants on hand when it is convenient to set them. 

On Reciept of Plants. On arrival keep plants from Sun and Wind, if 
not ready to set the plants at once it is best to open box and dip roots in 
water. Repack or Trench them in a V shaped trench, packing soil around 
the roots and cover with straw, keep sprinkled. We have kept plants in 
good condition for two months in this way. 

Twenty Five To Bundle. We tie all plants 25 plants to a bundle; we 
do not sell less than 25 plants unless it is a new variety for testing. 

Our Packing The BEST. We use light ventilated crates and Patented 
cartons for Parcel Post and Express shipments, using plenty damp moss. 
We make no charge for packages. 

At Purchasers Risk. All plants shipped after May ist is at Purchasers 
risk. 

TRUE TO NAME. While we use every means to have our plants true 
to name (and we believe that we come as near doing this as any one in the 
business) We will not be responsible for any sum greater than the stock 
should any prove otherwise than as represented. 

Guaranty. That we will delivery to the transportation Co. in good order 
any order intrusted to our care. Having them sign two copies of Receipt, 
one of which will be mailed you day shipment is made. As we have no 
further control over the shipment after it leaves our hands, our respon- 
sibility ceases on delivery in good order to the Carriers. Any claims for 
damages for delays should be made at point of delivery. If plants are 
delayed in transit, always examine at Office, and if found damaged by de- 
lay, refuse same and notify us at once. Or if you accept the plants have 
the agent make notation on your Express bill of the condition. Unless you 
do this you can not make collection of claim. 

C. O. D. We do not make C. O. D. shipments unless at least 25 per 
cent ot the order is in cash. We do not pay transportation charges on any 
C. O. D. Shipments, and we do not recommend shipments made this way.